PepsiCo

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Very political

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Cleburne, TX
Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Cleburne, TX

I have been working at PepsiCo full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Its frito lay other than that not much

Cons

Very company orientated, in a screw the employees kind of way. You work 55 to 60 hrs a week on a crappy commission of 11.25%. All routes are given on seniority no matter how crappy someone works. Everyone is so scared of getting hr called on them that you walk on pins and needles. Management allows store managers to treat you like crap, they never have your back.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Back your employees up

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay for anyone who doesn't have a degree

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at PepsiCo full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good. Let's face it, I made $56,000 in 2012 and the main job was schlepping chips around and putting them on the shelf. You do not need to have a degree. There is actually very little "sales" involved. Just keep a good rapport with your stores so that when holidays come around they give you lots of space for displays.

    Those people who do not have a work/life balance are probably on a C-store route. Work in TDD. Sometimes you don't even work 40 hours a week. Yes, you work weekends and holidays, but what do you expect? Those are the busiest days. Usually you have Fri/Sat off, or Sun/Mon off. The only people who work the entire weekend are swing RSR's who have Wed/Thur off. It is not hard work, just labor intensive. Standing/Walking for the entire time. TDD people drive their own car and get mileage reimbursement which is another $1500 a year or so.

    They also have health incentives you can earn that add another $450 or so for you and a spouse if you have one. Health care is comparable to anywhere else. There are different plans with different coverages which are going to cost more or less depending upon how you use it. Healthcare is expensive for EVERYONE, both Frito-Lay and the Employee. People who complain about it have virtually no idea what the true cost of it is.

    Cons

    Management. Most new managers are college kids fresh out of college running around with their iPads strapped to their back. They try to manage you by text message. They have no life experience. Some of them have actually worked retail, but by and large they are just unaware of what it takes to be an effective manager. For whatever reason, in the pea brains they think if they are not criticizing you for something than they are not properly managing you.

    The HR department is ineffective. Frito-Lay probably considers them an afterthought. They have absolutely no role in effecting change. Managers just do things willy nilly and what they say goes. They also like to hire interns for this position - fresh out of college! Imagine that.

    There are no opportunities to advance. Just forget about it. There used to be and they pretend there is, but there is not. Don't fool yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop riding everyone about credits all the time when a huge majority of that is junk that you force out to the stores either on the truck or in a xdock. Flavors like dill pickle lays, jacked doritos, honey mustard ruffles etc. are not loved by all. If you want to send that crap out then for craps sake shut the heck up about it when it credits out. Or better yet, just take your iPads and go sit in the closet and message each other and leave the rest of us alone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT needs new leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Plano, TX

    I worked at PepsiCo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people (atleast few of them), Great renovated Cafeteria, Work on different tools and software, some technical frameworks are advanced. Not many good things to say....

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing in IT. They laid off a lot of people in Feb 2012 and brought a lot of people from India. The contractors were asked to join one of the outsourcing firms. Lot of good people left. My team upper management was a joke. I took upon a lot of work when some employees left but they never recognized the effort. There is not enough room in the plano office. Contractors and sometimes employees have to share cubicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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